Avurudu fun for the visually impaired
which last year presented the visually challenged community with a
wonderful platform to enjoy their New Year celebration, are gearing up
to host the second annual 'Avurudu Uthsawaya with the Visually Impaired'
at the Henry Pedris grounds, Havelock Park on April 30. The fun filled
events will begin at 9.00 a.m. and continue till 4.00 p.m.
Designed to challenge the physical fitness of the participant,
festive games often unwittingly sideline the visually challenged.
Not many visually challenged would have had the opportunity to be
part of the fun-filled avurudu activities such Kana mutti bindeema,
Andayata kiri kaweema or Aliyata eha thebeema, which ironically require
the participants to be blindfolded.
SocialService.lk, which was the first humanitarian organisation to
facilitate festive fun for the visually impaired, has since inception in
2014 completed more than 80 projects ranging from immediate relief
assistance to long term sustainable community schemes. It serves the
deserving needy regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or
gender, and its activities are spread across the nation, working towards
creating lasting change in the lives of children, families and
communities in terms of alleviating poverty, eradicating injustice and
ensuring basic living standards are met.
With 'Avurudu with the Visually Impaired', SocialService.lk is hoping
to create awareness among the general public about a society which has
been isolated for many years.
For more information and volunteering please contact 0772333287 or
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